Import & Export Clerk Jobs

Import and Export Clerks can work in individual import and export clerk roles or as a multimodal clerk dealing with both import and export clerk functions. Export Clerks have to discover and satisfy the needs of overseas customers at a profit. Import Clerks seek out the most advantageous source for the goods they wish to import. There are a number of different jobs available in the industry for Import and Export Clerks including export supervisor and manager.

Duties of Import and Export Clerks

Import and Export Clerks may be involved with researching and finding the right partner to trade with, negotiating with customers, often in a foreign language.  Import and Export Clerks are responsible for getting a license and paying for the goods, arranging for the inspection of the goods, arranging documentation and agreeing on final contracts and calculating what the goods will really cost.

Import and Export Clerks normally work regular office hours but may have to work overtime during busy periods.

Import and Export Clerks should have good organisational skills, be able to deal tactfully with customers, have good negotiation skills, be confident with figures, have an interest in economics, business and accounts and ideally have knowledge of one or more foreign languages.

Import and Export Clerks can work for a range of organisations including freight forwarders, major retail companies, large industrial organisations, companies that import and export specialist goods, or organisations that supply services to overseas clients.

There are various ways of getting into an import or export clerks role including joining straight from school with suitable GCSEs/S grades, through an apprenticeship, by taking a course with the Institute of Export or by studying for a degree.

Import and Export Clerks can sign up for various advancement courses with several professional bodies, such as the British Institute of Export. It is possible to be promoted from administrative posts to an import or export clerks position, to a supervisor and then manager.

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    Category: Warehouse Operative

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    Weekly pay
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    Salary: TBC

    Category: Warehouse Operative

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  3. Forklift - Loader

    Location: Renfrewshire

    Salary: £7.83 p/h

    Category: Driver - Forklift

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    Location: Paisley

    Salary: TBC

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    Have experience of driving a Counterbalance and Reach Forklift truck
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    Salary: £24000 to £26000 p/a

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    Due to expansion of our clients warehouse we are looking to recruit an experienced Operational Warehouse Manager.
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